SNACKS FOR FUN IN THE SUN!
Bring Healthy Snacks
Most of the food options at the beach are not necessarily the healthiest, which is why it’s important to plan ahead and pack your own!
• Raw or dry-roasted nuts
• Pre-washed and cut fruit and veggies
• Whole-grain crackers
• Whole-grain cookies (try oatmeal raisin or whole-wheat chocolate chip)
• Wasabi peas
• Trail mix
• Dried mixed fruit
If you do purchase food at the beach choose things described as “grilled” not “fried”
When packing a cooler for the beach, don’t forget plenty of water! Refresh yourself on a hot day with a thermos of cold water and ice (add lemon/lime to jazz it up). If you crave something fizzy, trade soda for calorie-free sparkling water.
Reminder to pack your cooler with plenty of ice if you’re bringing perishable foods to the beach and remember to Stay Hydrated!
Dehydration warning signs include:
• Dry, sticky mouth
• Decreased urine output
• Sleepiness or tiredness
• Dizziness or lightheadedness
Adapted from http://www.eatright.org